“Mosque Alert” Premiere, Feb. 25

Knox College Theatre in collaboration with Silk Road Rising presents the college world premiere of Mosque Alert by Jamil Khoury, playwright-in-residence.

Mosque Alert tells the story of three suburban American families living in Naperville, Illinois — one nominally Christian, the other two observantly Muslim — who find their lives intertwined and interrupted by a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. The proposed Al Ulama Library and Community Center is a large, architecturally ambitious complex slated to be built on the site of a much beloved though now defunct library in Naperville’s downtown. Mosque Alert explores who we are as 21st-century Americans amidst debates about community, identity, religious pluralism, multiculturalism, Islamophobia, national security, and civil rights.

The show will run February 25-28, at 7:30 p.m. each evening in Harbach Theatre in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni; and free to all Knox students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance, or by making advance reservations at 309-341-7472.